Deeside and Donside are relay excited for games

RELAY: The Queen's Baton to pass through Deeside and Donside on its way to Glasgow
RELAY: The Queen's Baton to pass through Deeside and Donside on its way to Glasgow

The Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through Deeside and Donside this summer on route to the commonwealth games in Glasgow.

The baton arrives in the North East on Sunday June 29 with the celebrations starting in Stonehaven at 7.30am.

The baton will leave Dunnottar Castle and make its way to its final location in Peterhead, via Banchory and Dunecht.

A range of events and activities are being planned throughout Aberdeenshire to reflect the important role of sport by visiting schools, sporting facilities and leisure centres, encouraging communities to get behind Team Scotland, get involved with the Games and encourage people to participate in sport. Details of these will be released in the next month, along with details of local batonbearers.

Aberdeenshire Provost and Banchory Councillor Jill Webster said: “I am delighted to be welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay to Aberdeenshire.

“I am sure that people in all our communities will be keen to support local batonbearers and begin the celebrations leading up to a fantastic Commonwealth Games.

“The relay is a chance to showcase the incredible Aberdeenshire scenery and vibrant towns and villages to a global audience.

“All eyes will be on us following the baton’s global journey through the other 69 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.”

To follow the baton visit www.glasgow2014.com/batonrelay